Barbra Fontana
Born: 9/8/65
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Currently: Manhattan Beach, CA
Height: 5'6"
College: Stanford
Seasons Played: 11th Season
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Career Highlights
  • Teamed with partner, Lisa Arce, Fontana won the inaugural BVA tournament in Oceanside, California. She and Arce also teamed up to win the BVA Pismo Beach Open as well.
  • Fontana capped her 2000 season by winning the Queen of the Beach Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada in October.
  • In her career, Fontana has won 18 tournament titles and over $540,000 in prize money.
  • In 1999, she and Arce won the inaugural Oldsmobile Beach Volleyball Olympic Challenge Series event at Huntington Beach, California.
  • Fontana won four tournaments with Linda Hanley and placed fourth with Hanley at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the best finish for the USA women at the Games.
  • She won the 1994 Top of the Tour Invitational.
  • She and Lori Forsythe played together from 1993 to 1995 and won four tournaments.
  • She was the WPVA's Top Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 and 1994.


  • She was a four-year starter at Stanford after attending Mira Costa High School.
  • Was an All-League player and team captain her senior year.


  • Fontana has one brother, Greg, who played volleyball at the University of California at Berkeley, and has three sisters, Gina, Linne, and Karen.
  • Graduated from Stanford in 1997.
  • Earned a law degree from Santa Clara in 1991 and was on the Santa Clara Law Review.
  • Passed the California Bar exam in 1992.
  • Hobbies include surfing, snowboarding, and travel.

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